|Sunday 13 January 2019 @ 02:00pm : -
The Local Honeys
The Local Honeys are Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley is from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs is from the foothills of the Appalachian region. Together they have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.
They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”
Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story. The Local Honeys have toured heavily across the Southeast and the U.S. as well as internationally as ambassadors of Appalachian music.
Rock Star Credentials, include:
Two personal letters of praise and encouragement from Olive Hill, Kentucky’s own, “The Storyteller,” Tom T. Hall.
The first women to receive Bachelor of Arts degrees in Traditional “Hillbilly” Music from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.
Tours in Ireland, Jamaica, Europe and the U.S.
Winners of the 2017 Chris Austin Memorial Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina for their anti-strip mining song, “Cigarette Trees”.